October 1, 2018

You are an artist, and you have decided to make a living doing what you love to do. The thing is, it takes TIME to build an art business to the level where it can fully support you. This is true for any entrepreneurial pursuit. Most folks who are just starting out chas...

September 21, 2018

If you are like me, you are working just about all the time. Because, even when you aren't making art or working on the business, you are likely thinking about those things. On top of that, no matter how much you get done there is always the next thing to do. Sometimes...

May 18, 2018

You have made the decision to give your art a shot, and to go into business. You have been making the work and marketing it like crazy. You think you are doing everything right, but you don't have a lot to show for your efforts. Sometimes you wonder if you made the rig...

April 17, 2018

Social media marketing is not going away any time soon. It is hands down the best way to get what you do or make in front of the entire world instantly with just a few clicks on your device. The trouble is, how do artists use it effectively? What are the best practices...

March 17, 2018

Just about every artist I meet tells me they hate marketing. My suspicion is that most artists just aren't sure how to do it. Another issue is that it takes artists out of the studio. Some artists are simply shy about sharing their work with the world.

One thing i...

February 16, 2018

 So many artists claim "Starving Artist" status. I would go so far as to state that many even wear it as a badge of honor. In art school, we are taught to have a deep reverence for art... so much so that it somehow seems wrong to make money off of something that carrie...

January 15, 2018

If you've never gotten a grant before, the thought of it can be daunting. For many artists though, being supported by grant funding can make a huge difference for your life as an artist, enabling you to spend more time making art, and less time chasing the next gig. 


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